HC Deb 09 May 1944 vol 399 c1717
71. Mr. A. Edwards

asked the Secretary of. State for War whether he can explain the circumstances under which Red Cross cigarettes, intended for British prisoners of war, are being offered for sale in Lisbon.

Sir J. Grigg

I understand that a very small quantity of cigarettes despatched by the British Red Cross War Organisation found its way into the hands of a shop in Lisbon. As soon as they became aware of this, the Portugese authorities took immediate steps to withdraw all such cigarettes from the shop in question. I am expecting a full report on this from Lisbon.